Service Listings

Choral services are sung by the Boy Choristers and Lay Clerks unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, 14th December 2017

Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304

  • 07.05 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 11.00 - St Swithun's School Carol Service
  • 12.00 - Holy Communion
  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 19.30 - Westgate School Carol Service
Friday, 15th December 2017

John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 19.00 - Cathedral Carol Concert

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Saturday, 16th December 2017

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.30 - Morning Prayer
  • 13.00 - Cathedral Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

    Free admission with retiring collection

  • 17.30 - EVENSONG

    Responses: Shephard
    Canticles: Blair in B minor
    Anthem: Gowers Ad te levavi
    Voluntary: Carter Toccata on 'Veni, veni Emmanuel'

  • 19.30 - A Dickensian Christmas

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Sunday, 17th December 2017

The Third Sunday of Advent

  • - O Sapientia -
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 09.45 - MATTINS

    Responses: Shephard
    Benedictus: Stanford in C
    Anthem: Joubert There is no rose
    Sermon: Canon Roland Riem
    Voluntary: Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650

  • 11.00 - SUNG EUCHARIST

    With Baptism
    President: The Rev'd Katie Lawrence
    Homily: Canon Brian Rees
    Setting: Moore Canterbury Mass
    Voluntary: Leighton Fantasy on "Helmsley"
    Coffee will be served in the South Aisle after this service - all are welcome

  • 15.30 - A Christmas Celebration

    Girls Choristers and Lay Clerks
    A family-friendly service with congregational carols led by the Choir. Visitors to the Cathedral's Christmas Market and Ice Rink are especially welcome.

Monday, 18th December 2017

O Adonaï

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 15.00 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - Cathedral Community Carol Service
Tuesday, 19th December 2017

0 Radix Jesse

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 11.00 - Service of Remembrance
  • 16.45 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
Wednesday, 20th December 2017

O Clavis David

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.35 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - Cathedral Carol Service
Thursday, 21st December 2017

O Oriens

  • 07.05 - Cathedral Stillness
  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 12.00 - Holy Communion
  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer
  • 18.30 - Cathedral Carol Service
Friday, 22nd December 2017

O Rex Gentium

  • 07.40 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 13.00 - Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

    Free admission with retiring collection

  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
Saturday, 23rd December 2017

O Emmanuel

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.30 - Morning Prayer
  • 11.00 - Family Service

    Children attending are invited to dress up as Angels, Shepherds or Kings and join us at the crib during this service

  • 15.00 - Family Service

    Children attending are invited to dress up as Angels, Shepherds or Kings and join us at the crib during this service

  • 17.30 - Evening Prayer
Sunday, 24th December 2017

The Fourth Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve

  • 07.35 - Morning Prayer
  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 10.00 - SUNG EUCHARIST

    Men's Voices
    President: Canon Roland Riem
    Homily: The Rev'd Katie Lawrence
    Setting: Sheppard Plainsong Mass for a Meane
    Communion Motet: Biebl Ave Maria
    Voluntary: Locklair 'The people respond - Amen!' from Rubrics
    Coffee will be served in the South Aisle after this service - all are welcome

  • 15.30 - Carols and Blessing of the Crib

    Boys' Voices
    Magnificat: Moore Second Service
    Anthem: Head The little road to Bethlehem
    Carol at the Crib: Rocking Carol
    Voluntary: Pachelbel Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her

  • 23.30 - MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST

    Senior and Former Girl Choristers with Lay Clerks
    President: The Bishop of Winchester
    Homily: Canon Mark Collinson
    Introit: Mendelssohn Frohlocket auf erden
    Setting: Dove Missa brevis
    Communion Carol: Darke In the bleak midwinter
    Voluntary: Langlais Fête

Monday, 25th December 2017

CHRISTMAS DAY

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 10.00 - MATTINS

    Boy and Girl Choristers with Lay Clerks
    Responses: Rose
    Te Deum: Rutter Winchester Te Deum
    Anthem: Sweelinck Hodie! Christus natus est
    Sermon: The Dean
    Voluntary: Edmundson Toccata "Vom Himmel hoch"

  • 11.15 - SUNG EUCHARIST

    President: The Dean
    Homily: The Bishop of Winchester
    Setting: Mozart Spatzenmesse K220
    Communion Carol: Rutter Nativity Carol
    Voluntary: Mulet Carrillon-Sortie

  • 15.30 - EVENSONG

    And Procession to the Christmas Tree
    Responses: Rose
    Canticles: Stanford in A
    Anthem: Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
    Carol at the Tree: O little one sweet
    Voluntary: Sumsion Adeste fideles

Tuesday, 26th December 2017

Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr

  • - Please note -

    The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 8.30 - 17.00. Services are said.

  • 10.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 10.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Wednesday, 27th December 2017

John, Apostle and Evangelist

  • - Please note -

    The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 8.30 - 17.00. Services are said.

  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Thursday, 28th December 2017

The Holy Innocents

  • - Please note -

    The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 8.30 - 17.00. Services are said.

  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Friday, 29th December 2017

Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

  • - Please note -

    The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 8.30 - 17.00. Services are said.

  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Saturday, 30th December 2017

  • - Please note -

    The Cathedral will be open to visitors from 8.30 - 17.00. Services are said.

  • 09.00 - Morning Prayer
  • 09.30 - Holy Communion
  • 16.00 - Evening Prayer
Sunday, 31st December 2017

The First Sunday of Christmas

  • 08.00 - Holy Communion
  • 08.45 - Morning Prayer
  • 10.00 - CONGREGATIONAL EUCHARIST

    President: The Dean
    Homily: Canon Brian Rees
    Coffee will be served in the South Aisle after this service - all are welcome

  • 15.30 - Evening Prayer